Pill that cures hangover has sold out in 24 hours in UK

Two of the £1-a-pop pills before an evening of drinking could keep users from experiencing a hangover.

Myrkl: Pre-drinking pill meant to break down 70% of alcohol and prevent hangovers sells out in UK iStock
Hangover prevention pill sells out within 24 hours of UK launch.

A new hangover pill that “breaks down up to 70% of alcohol” in the body sold out within 24 hours of going on sale in the UK.

Dubbed “Myrkl” (and presumably pronounced “miracle”), the Swedish supplement claims to rapidly break down alcohol in the gut before it reaches the liver – allowing people to indulge in alcohol without feeling the effects the next day.

Two of the pills must be taken before drinking in order to work effectively – with the effects lasting up to 12 hours, the company claims.

The “miracle” drug’s website states that the formulation took over three decades of research and development, and the 100% natural and vegan drug is the first in history “proven to effectively break down alcohol”.

The pill can only be purchased online with packs of 30 costing £30 – equating to £1 per pill.

It sold out in the UK within less than 24 hours of its launch, with more stock expected within “the next few days”.

Alongside “high-performing bacteria”, the supplement also contains the amino acid L-Cysteine and Vitamin B12 – to “support immunity and boost energy levels”.

Myrkl’s website states: “Food supplements are intended to supplement the diet and should not replace a varied diet or healthy lifestyle.

“This product is intended to be used as part of a balanced diet, healthy lifestyle and limited alcohol consumption within government guidelines.”

The company also warned people against using the pill before binge-drinking, saying: “Myrkl must never be an excuse to drink more alcohol and you should always limit your alcohol consumption within the government guidelines.”